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Flood tracking chart, Amite River basin, Louisiana

Open-File Report 96-649

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Abstract

The Amite River Basin flood tracking chart is designed to assist emergency response officials and the local public in making informed decisions about the safety of life and property during floods along the Amite and Comite Rivers and Bayou Manchac in southeastern Louisiana. This chart is similar in concept to the charts used to track hurricanes; the user can record the latest river stage information at selected gaging stations and the latest flood crest predictions. The latest stage data can be compared to historical flood peaks as well as to the slab or pier elevation of a threatened property. The chart also discusses how to acquire the latest river stage data from the Internet and a recorded voice message.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Flood tracking chart, Amite River basin, Louisiana
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
96-649
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 poster : col. ; 51 x 46 cm. folded to 17 x 23 cm.